Anyone who wishes to discharge dredged or fill material into the waters of the U.S., regardless of whether on private or public property, must obtain a Section 404 permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and a Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) from the state.
Anyone who wishes to discharge dredged or fill material into isolated wetlands in Ohio must obtain an Isolated Wetland Permit from Ohio EPA.
The 401 Water Quality Certification and Isolated Wetland Permitting Section reviews applications for projects that propose the placement of fill or dredged material into waters of the State, including streams, lakes and wetlands. The section also reviews required mitigation of issued permits and performs wetland research.
To make a complaint and/or report illegal fill activities, please email the Complaint Form [Word
] to EPA.401Webmail@epa.ohio.gov
Ohio EPA is seeking comments on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Report
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its "Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Basin Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms" final study report in August 2014. The report analyzes the potential contribution of open lake disposal of dredge material to nutrient availability and its relationship to harmful algal blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie.
Ohio EPA is seeking public comments on this report and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' position relative to open lake disposal of dredge material into Lake Erie. The report and appendices are available at: http://wwwapp.epa.state.oh.us/dsw/USACE/.
Comments may be submitted to the Agency via email to email@example.com. The deadline for comments is February 9, 2015.